Guy Garvey Biography – Guy Garvey Wiki
Guy Garvey (born Guy Edward John Garvey) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and BBC 6 Music presenter. He is the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Elbow. Garvey formed Elbow with Mark and Craig Potter, Pete Turner, and Richard Jupp, in the early 1990s, while at sixth-form college in Whitefield, near Bury. Elbow won two Ivor Novello awards for best song writing for the 2008 single “Grounds for Divorce” as well as best contemporary song for “One Day Like This”.
He was awarded a lifetime achievement honour by the Radio Academy in 2014. In the same year, he also featured on the re-launched Band Aid charity’s single to raise funds for the Ebola crisis in Africa. Garvey, with Elbow, was commissioned by the BBC to write the theme song for the 2012 London Olympics and Elbow performed this song, “First Steps” at the closing ceremony of the Olympics.
Amongst other work, Garvey produced and recorded the I Am Kloot album Natural History (2001). Alongside Elbow keyboard player Craig Potter he also produced I Am Kloot’s single “Maybe I Should”, their Mercury Music Prize nominated 2010 album Sky at Night and their 2013 album Let It All In. Elbow were themselves Mercury Music Prize nominees, in 2011, for the album Build a Rocket Boys! and won the prize in 2008 for their album “The Seldom Seen Kid”. In addition, Garvey made an appearance on Massive Attack’s 2010 album record Heligoland.
Garvey has been a presenter on BBC 6 Music since 2007 and previously presented a show on Sunday evenings on XFM. He had a monthly column in the now-defunct listings magazine City Life and is a patron of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), the Manchester-based charity responsible for clearing war zones of mines and munitions worldwide.
Guy Garvey Age
Guy Garvey was born on 6 March 1974, in Bury, Lancashire, England.
Guy Garvey Wife
Guy Garvey has been married to his wife actress Rachael Stirling since June 3, 2016.
Guy Garvey Son
Guy Garvey and Rachael Stirling have a son, Jack Stirling Garvey, born in April 2017.
Guy Garvey Family
His father was a newspaper proofreader before working as a school assistant. His mother was a police officer before becoming a psychologist. He has five older sisters: Gina, Louise, Sam, Karen, and Becky. His younger brother is actor Marcus Garvey.
Guy Garvey Height
Guy Garvey stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).
Guy Garvey Net Worth
Guy Garvey’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.